CALENDAR – April 2017
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
* = Wheelchair accessible
Monday, April 3, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice will mark the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the March stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the March death toll of US military personnel and the approximate numbers of civilians killed in March. The endless war goes on in the midst of all the other outrages of our time. *
Wednesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 8
Yale Environmental Film Festival (EFFY) will showcase incisive, cutting-edge films that highlight the environmental and social issues of our time. Public is invited. Info:
http://www.effy.yale.edu for film listings, schedule, locations. Most events are free. *
Wednesday, April 5, 6 p.m.
The New Haven Board of Alders will be meeting to discuss the Citizens’ Review Board. Anyone who has been affected by police brutality or has questions, concerns, or ideas of what the CRB should be, please attend this meeting. The public is invited to testify. Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/1872831749599190/?ti=cl City Hall, 165 Church St. *
Friday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Where Are We Now? Race, Pride, Class and Inequity. A “work-in-progress” performance of a community-ensemble-theater project, followed by a panel discussion/community forum moderated by Faith Jackson, president of the local NAACP branch. Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington St, Middletown, CT 06457.
Saturday, April 8
National Day of Action for Improved Medicare for All. For information about leafleting in New Haven, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Robin at (203) 481-0894.
Saturday, April 8, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Where to Invade Next film screening and discussion. A Michael Moore film which takes a look at the social systems people have developed in other countries. As we fight for more just systems in our own country, it makes sense to study the successes achieved elsewhere. Space is limited, please RSVP: Tahlisa, email@example.com. Small Meeting Room, Stetson Public Library, 200 Dixwell Ave. *
Saturday, April 8, 10:30 a.m.
Getting Started as a Certified Nurses Aid. Information session presented by Excel Academy of Westville. Learn about certification, job opportunities, salary and benefit. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. To register call (203) 946-8117. *
Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Holding Ground Conference. Intersection of arts and sustainability. FUUS, 608 Whitney Ave. $20
Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
6th Annual Rock to Rock Day of Service. A great way to engage with the community and help out local environmental organizations doing wonderful work. Sign up at: rocktorock.org under Get Involved. Individuals and groups are welcome! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 5:30-8 p.m.
Spring 2017 Entrepreneur Series of 5 workshops to help participants establish a business plan, understand basic financial statements, learn how to build a recognizable brand, and manage technology effectively, understand the intricasies of doing business with the the Federal Government and the State of Connecticut. Sponsored by: SCORE (http://newhaven.score.org), CT District Office SBA (http://www.sba.gov/offices/district/ct/hartford), NH Free Public Library (http://nhfpl.org). Ives Public Library, 133 Elm St. *
Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.
Yale Science Diplomats present “Three Ways to Kill Humanity: The Science of Human Extinction.” Free. NH Free Public Library, 133 Elm St. *
Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Listen Here Short Story Reading Series. Story theme: “Mirror, Mirror.” Free. Institute Library, 847 Chapel St. http://www.www.institutelibrary.org.
Saturday, April 22
Join Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride: 1500 cyclists will travel between West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, they will eat tasty food, hear great music and explore the city’s parks. Five rides: the 8-mile family-friendly ride; a 12 mile adult ride; the 20-mile ride; the 40-mile ride; and a metric century (60+ miles), all traveling through scenic and park filled routes in the New Haven region. Info: http://www.rocktorock.org. Phone: (203) 285-6147.
Saturday, April 22, 2 p.m.
A screening and discussion of Bread and Roses, a drama about the efforts of immigrant janitorial workers in Los Angeles to gain better wages and working conditions, based on the Justice for Janitors campaign of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Followed by discussion led by Amy Kesselman and Ann Froines, retired Woman’s/Gender Studies professors. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *
Sunday, April 23, 4 p.m.
The 2017 Gandhi Peace Awards with Ralph Nader and Omar Barghouti, recipients. SSS building (Yale), 1 Prospect St., corner of Grove St. *
Tuesday, April 25, 5:30 p.m.
As part of its 50th anniversary, Christian Community Action will host a candid conversation about family stability entitled “From Compassion to Action: the Road to Hope,” featuring Matthew Desmond, PhD, and Juan Salgado, 2015 recipients of the MacArthur Genius Award. Free and open to the public. Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Ave. *
Saturday, April 29
People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. 350CT will be organizing buses. Bus info at 350ct.org. Mark your calendar for this critical event. Info: http://www.peoplesclimate.org.
Saturday, April 29, noon
Book Discussion: The Black Panthers: Portraits from an Unfinished Revolution, edited by Bryan Shih and Yohuru Williams. Urban Life Experience Book Discussion Series. Copies at the Wilson Library for readers to borrow. Refreshments. Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave. Info: (203) 946-2228.
Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m.
The Other Side of Immigration (2010) documentary film directed by Roy Germano explores why so many people leave the Mexican countryside to travel to work in the U.S. and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Discussion to follow. Free. Fair Haven Library, Grand Ave.
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Monday, May 1, noon – 7 p.m.
International Workers’ Day! Day of Resistance and General Strike! New Haven Green, noon to 5 p.m., followed by a march from the Green through Fair Haven. *
Saturday, May 13, 12-4 p.m.
Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven will host our 8th Annual Multicultural Family Festival, Full STEAM Ahead: Celebrating Women & Girls in S.T.E.A.M. Bringing neighbors an opportunity to come together, build community, and have fun, NHS invites you to experience different care. Hands-on activities, exciting games, and inspirational performers. 33 Sherman Ave. *
Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m.
The friends of Theresa Carr and the City of New Haven will plant a white oak tree and erect a plaque in memory of the long-time New Haven activist in Jocelyn Square Park. *